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Apr 2011 24

Our friends at Myndz Community have put us onto the annual Urban Green Fair which is happening in London this year on Sunday September 4th in Brockwell Park, London. “The Urban Green Fair is a grassroot event that seeks to inform, entertain and educate the South London community through workshops, discussions, demonstrations, spoken word and poetry on green and social issues to foster positive and sustainable change.” Check out this video to get an idea of what it has to offer.

Some of the discourse from debates and footage from spoken word performances from last year’s Urban Green Fair was captured by the Myndz Community Network in Earth Mother Nature film project excerpts of which can be found at the link provided.

Podcasts of some of talks given at last year’s Urban Green Fair can be found here. Topics covered include “Rethinking Money”; “What is Neo-Liberalism”;  Kemetic Yoga and Bio-fuels among others. Definitely worth checking out.
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Clean Nuclear Energy??
Sep 2010 06

Clean nuclear energy? Impossible!! What hair-brained scheme has been concocted now I wonder? Are there any potentially disastrous consequences? What new and wonderous technological development has occured and why did I not know about this sooner? These are just a few of the questions that you may be currently asking yourself having seen the title of this post, but let me be the first to disappoint you; no new technological development has occured, no crazy scheme that could destroy the world has been thought up by some scientists deep underground in a cave in Switzerland (actually there has but that is another story!) but clean nuclear energy is a distinct possibility and the solution has been under our feet the whole time.

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Mar 2010 16

As part of their campaign against night flights at Heathrow Airport, community organisation HACAN Clearskies commissioned some t-shirts from Aspecks. You can find out more about HACAN and their campaigns at www.hacan.org.uk. Plus keep an eye for future HACAN posts and updates as the night flight campaign takes off.

Global Commons? Oi! That’s my oil!!
Mar 2010 04

The ongoing historical dispute over claims to the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands or Las Malvinas has taken a new turn in recent weeks “fuelled” by the commencement of drilling for oil reserves. Little has changed politically since the cessation of military activities in 1982, with Argentina claiming sovereignty over the Islands and Britain maintaining that there is no need to discuss sovereignty as they support the Islanders right to self-determination. Indeed in the 1960s the Islanders asserted their wish to remain British, pointing out that their history, language and way of life was bound up with Britain. However, the real issue here has so far been largely ignored: the oil found off the coast of the Falkland Islands is a common natural resource. The financial benefits of discovering commercially viable oil would dramatically change the lives of the island’s 3,000 inhabitants, consequently, perhaps a compromise is needed to ensure that some of the economic benefits are shared between the two countries.

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Feb 2010 12

After successful feedback and sales of the Dylan Don’t Sing for Tesco t-shirts, Aspecks was commissioned to print two more designs for The Co-Operative Party as well as some more Dylan t-shirts. Check out the print video for the Fred Perry and The Feeling’s Mutual designs.

For more information about The Co-Operative Party’s The Feeling’s Mutual campaign please visit http://thefeelingsmutual.org.uk

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